This is our Liturgy Planning Guide; the purpose of this book is to facilitate the planning of vibrant youth-focused liturgies. As Catholics, the Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith – the celebration of Mass draws the faithful into a dynamic encounter with the living God. As a movement of the Holy Spirit, Life Teen recognizes more than ever that teens are hungry for God and it is our Lord in the Eucharist who will fill that hunger. By taking the time and effort to have quality youth liturgies, we draw young people into the life of the Church and set the stage for their hearts and lives to be transformed by the presence of our Savior.
You will find liturgy planning guides from the 2nd Sunday in Easter all the way through the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time. We have also included a Planning Guide for the Feast of the Ascension, which for many dioceses will take the place of the 7th Sunday of Easter. The Easter season is a fantastic opportunity to draw the teens (and the entire congregation) into the beauty of the Liturgical Celebration. We hope that this resource helps you do just that in your parish.